So for fun every week I am going to do a fact Friday where I will let my kids find out Facts on a certain subject that we can put on here,If you would like to join in or get your kiddies to find some fun facts let me know and we can make this a weekly Linky.When one week has finished at the bottom of the post I will put the next weeks fact topic and you can link up with what you have found on the Friday.
Let me know if you would be interested if not I will still be doing this as my kids love doing it.
So lets say we will do 10 Facts per week
This week my kids have chosen Giraffes since they really enjoyed seeing them on our trip to the zoo.
A couple of pictures we got while there.
- Giraffes can go without water longer than a camel and when they do drink they can drink around 12 gallons at one time.
- Although a giraffe’s neck is 1.5 – 1.8 metres, it contains the same number of vertebrae at a human neck.
- Giraffe’s tongue is almost 2 feet long.
- An adult giraffe’s heart is 2 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds.
- Giraffes’ life span is 20-28 years.
- Each time a giraffe picks up its neck it picks up 550 pounds!
- Giraffe footprints are 12 inches and 9 inches wide.
- Newborn giraffe calves begin their lives by falling 6 feet to the ground.
- Oxpecker birds like to help giraffes by eating bugs off their backs
- The giraffe has a relative, the okapi, that has a much shorter neck. The okapi live in the forests of the Congo and are somewhat solitary animals.